Sharing is Caring

It’s always nice to meet and share with our in house guest, when we meet & greet most of them will share their story of the day, how they do shopping at Beach walk, bargain with the seller at Legian art market, having lunch at one of local warung in Melasti street, have a good massage in Kuta Beach, visited place of interest nearby, or just relax lying on our main pool lounge chair company with cold Bintang Beer & delicious KulKul Club Sandwich.

Therefore every Wednesday at 6pm when the sun in Legian beach is prepare to set down, management of ALAMKULKUL Boutique Resort are ready to welcome our value guest for management cocktail party where we would like to gathering and hear their input for our facilities. Company with free flow drinks and canapé, we love to hear everything, specially an input to improve our service and facilities.

Can’t wait to meet you here…… see you soon….


Positive comment for our NEW facilities

ALAMKULKUL Boutique resort is happy to announce phase I of our refurbishment program and we are delighted to have received very positive feedback from our guests both old and new. The refurbishment itself has taken into account the feedback we receive from our Guest Comment cards.

Come and enjoy the new main pool, bar and lounge. We have 12 New Alam Room, 6 new Lanai Room with easy access to our garden pool and 6 new Family rooms which consist of 1 double bed & 2 single bed, a perfect choice for travelers with friends or beloved family.

Our hotel located just off the Kuta beach street, situated across of the famous Legian beach, close to local & modern shops and lots of restaurant.

YES we are up-grading & located in very ideal & prime location……..

Calendar of Events

04. Tilem Sasih Katiga (Balinese 3rd New Moon)
15. Hari Raya Idul Adha 1434 Hijriyah
19. Purnama Sasih Kapat (Balinese 4th Full Moon)
22. Hari Penampahan Galungan (Eve of Balinese Ceremonial Holiday)
23. Hari Raya Galungan (Celebration Day of Victory of God over Evil)
24. Hari Umanis Galungan (A day for asking and giving forgiveness to relatives)

Hari Raya Idul Adha 1434 Hijriyah (Eid Al-Adha)


Eid al-Adha “festival of sacrifice”, also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Albanian, Bosnian, Turkish: Kurban Bayramı), Eid-e-Qurban, Eid al-Bakr and Bakrid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Ibrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā’īl (Ishmael)a as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to sacrifice instead. In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for four days. In the international Gregorian calendar, the dates vary from year to year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.
Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. The basis for the Eid al-Adha comes from the 196th verse of the 2nd sura of the Quran. The word “Eid” appears once in the 5th sura of the Quran, with the meaning “solemn festival”.
Like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Sunnah prayer of two rakats followed by a sermon (khuṭbah). Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the descent of the Hajj from Mount Arafat, a hill east of Mecca. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Eid sacrifice may take place until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. The days of Eid have been singled out in the Hadith as “days of remembrance”. The days of Tashriq are from the Fajr prayer of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah up to the Asr prayer of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah (5 days and 4 nights). This equals 23 prayers: 5 on the 9th-12th, which equal 20, and 3 on the 13th.
Hari Raya Galungan (Celebration Day of Victory of good over evil)
Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan, when they return. The date is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar.


Galungan marks the beginning of the most important recurring religious ceremonies. The spirits of deceased relatives who have died and been cremated return to visit their former homes, and the current inhabitants have a responsibility to be hospitable through prayers and offerings. The most obvious sign of the celebrations are the penjor – bamboo poles weighed down by offerings suspended at the end. These can be seen by the side of roads. A number of days around the Kuningan day itself have special names, with particular activities being organized.


Galungan begins on the Wednesday (Buda) of Dunggulan, the 11th week of the 210-day pawukon calendar. This means that there are often two celebrations per solar year. Dates for 2012-2014 are as follows:


02. Hari Raya Kuningan (Balinese Ceremonial Holiday)
03. Tilem Sasih Kapat (Balinese 4th New Moon)
05. Tahun Baru Islam 1435 Hijriyah (Islamic New Year)
24. Purnama Sasih Kalima (Balinese 5th Full Moon)
Hari Raya Kuningan (Balinese Ceremonial Holiday)
idul-adhaHari Raya Kuningan is celebrated every 210 days or 6 months in a calendar Bali precisely in Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Kuningan (1 calendar month in Bali = 35 days). On the holy day of Raya Brass which is told Ida Sang Hyang Widi down to earth to give blessings for the welfare of all people in the world . Hindu community in Bali believe , the ceremony for the feast of Brass should be done before noon, before the time of the Gods , Bhatara and Pitara back to heaven.
Kuningan is the feast day ceremonies Galungan, Kuningan 10 days before. There are some typical Kuningan Day fixtures are Endongan as a symbol of offerings to Hyang Widhi. Tamyang repellent as a symbol of distress. Kolem as a symbol of the resting place Whidi Hyang The Gods and our ancestor.
At this feast made yellow rice, a symbol of prosperity and offerings as a token of gratitude we as human beings have been given the gift of Hyang Widhi, offerings in the form of materials and clothing which are all delegated by him to His people on the basis of love. This Tamyang reminds people of the laws of nature, the natural environment if we keep and maintain it all will bring grace and prosperity, but instead destroyed when nature would be catastrophic and disastrous for us and mankind. While supplies Endongan meaningful. The most important provision in living life science and devotion is therefore through this Kuningan Day celebrations especially Hindus in Bali, expected to re-arrange a harmonious life (hita) in accordance with the objectives that have been outlined by Hyang Widhi.
All human Hindus in Bali with traditional ceremonies Hari Raya Kuningan is not obliged to implement them in the temple, what more if the distance is too far from the temple residence. Implementation of this ceremony can be done also at home remembering her time is too short, it became one of the habits that continue customs preserved until today, On Wednesday, Kliwon, Wuku Pahang, called Wakan Pegat day which is the last day of the Feast series Galungan – Kuningan. Offerings delivered today are Sesayut Dirgayusa, panyeneng, tatebus into the presence of Almighty God as the creator of the earth and nature and its contents. So ended all series Galungan – Kuningan for 42 days.
So the essence and meaning of Hari Raya Kuningan itself is begging safety, prosperity, welfare, protection of well – born spiritual guidance to the gods, Bhatara and the Pitara desired that all can be answered and implemented Hyang Widhi permission.
02. Tilam Sasih Kalima (Balinese 5th New Moon)
07. Tumpek Krulut (Balinese Celebration for Musical Instruments)
17. Purnama Sasih Kalima (Balinese 6th Full Moon)
25. Hari Raya Natal (Christmas Day)
(Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.


While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus to have been conceived, or with one or more ancient polytheistic festivals that occurred near southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice); a further solar connection has been suggested because of a biblical verse identifying Jesus as the “Sun of righteousness”.
The original date of the celebration in Eastern Christianity was January 6, in connection with Epiphany, and that is still the date of the celebration for the Armenian Apostolic Church and in Armenia, where it is a public holiday. As of 2013, there is a difference of 13 days between the modern Gregorian calendar and the older Julian calendar. Those who continue to use the Julian calendar or its equivalents thus celebrate December 25 and January 6, which on the Gregorian calendar translate as January 7 and January 19. For this reason, Ethiopia, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova celebrate Christmas on what in the Gregorian calendar is January 7. Eastern Orthodox Churches in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Antioch, Alexandria, Albania, Finland, and the Orthodox Church in America celebrate Christmas on December 25 in the revised Julian calendar, corresponding to December 25 also in the Gregorian calendar.
The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

Bartender Creation


Crushed Fresh Strawberry, Mint Leaf and Sugar Shaken with Arak,
Peppermint Liqueur and Pineapple Juice, Served Over Crushed Ice.
A Tropical Combination of Arak, Orange Juice and Grenadine Syrup, top up with Soda Water.
A Refreshing Mix of Arak, Black Currant Liqueur, Cranberry Juice and Simple Syrup.

Our Dining Experience



Roasted Duck in Banana Leaves served with White Rice and Pickles Vegetables

Grilled Beef Ox-tail with Garlic Sweet Soy Sauce served with Beef Broth, Vegetables and White Rice

Imported Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom or Black Pepper Sauce

White Rice, Grilled Fish, Beef Rendang, Chicken Satay, Telor Balado , Vegetables Urab and Shrimp Cracker

“Villages Style” Special Fried Rice served with Fried Prawn, Fried Chicken, Egg and Crackers

Sizzling Grilled Fillets of Fish served with Salsa Tomato, Steam Potatoes and Sour Cream,
Sweet Corn, French Beans and Carrots

Beef in Coconut Curry Sauce served with White Rice and Traditional Balinese Vegetables



Skewered Beef, Lamb and Chicken Satay served with Steamed White Rice


What’s Cooking and Food Promotion


Monthly Chef Suggestion



Flour Tortillas Filled with Cheese and Chives with Fresh Salsa.



Seafood Taco and Chicken Chimicanga Served with Mexican Rice and Beans.



Beef or Chicken Enchilada and Chicken Chimicanga Served with Mexican Rice and Beans.



Crushed Fresh Strawberry, Mint Leaf and Sugar Shaken with Arak,
Peppermint Liqueur and Pineapple Juice, Served Over Crushed Ice.
A Tropical Combination of Arak, Orange Juice and Grenadine Syrup, top up with Soda Water.
A Refreshing Mix of Arak, Black Currant Liqueur, Cranberry Juice and Simple Syrup.


2013 August, September – Resort News




01 June 2013, In regard with the opening of the 24th Anniversary of AlamKulKul as in previous year we have been held Beach Cleaning activity as supporting of AlamKulKul Go Green. All of our staff participated to clearing trash garbage strewn on the beach area of Kuta in particular.


As a thanksgiving for the succeeded of AlamKulKul that still stands at the present time, on 15 June 2013 visited to orphanage at YAYASAN DANA PUNIA which is located at Singaraja Regency, donated prime necessity to the 58 underprivileged children’s, one of our returnee guest Mr. Alberto and Mrs. Karla joined to contribute.


ALAM KULKUL 24th “Tersenyum Dalam Kebersamaan”
29 June 2013, our anniversary of AlamKulKul Boutique Resort we celebrated with all staff of AlamKulKul, Gala Dinner and lucky draw at Waroeng Tempo Doloe Restaurant with theme “smiling in togetherness” wish all the best for AlamKulKul in every fortune, Cheers……

2013 August, September – Something of Interest

“a slippery tradition of Indonesia”



Dating back to the Dutch colonial days, Panjat Pinang is one of the oldest, most popular traditions in Indonesia.
Panjat Pinang is a very unique way of celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day. Every year, in towns and villages around the country, tall nut-trees are chopped down and their trunks placed vertically, in the center of each settlement. A wheel full of prizes is placed on top, before the trunk is covered with oil or other lubricants, and young men are invited to try and reach the prizes.
This type of pole climbing was introduced to the Indonesians, by Dutch colonists, who came up with it as a form of entertainment. Every time an important event took place (like a wedding, or national holiday) they would install a Panjat Pinang pole and watch the natives attempt to reach the prizes.
Since the nut-tree poles are fairly high and very slippery, a single climber would have almost no chance of reaching the top, so contestants usually work together and split the rewards, if they succeed. Prizes consist of foods, like cheese, sugar, flour, and clothes. You might not think them worth the trouble, but for poor Indonesians, these are luxury items.
There is some controversy surrounding Panjat Pinang. While most Indonesia believe it is an educational challenge that teaches people to work together and work hard in reaching their goals, there are those who say Panjat Pinang is a degrading display that sends the wrong kind of message to Indonesia’s youth. There’s also the environmental issue of cutting down a significant number of nut-trees for such a hedonistic celebration.

2013 August, September – Calendar of Events

06. Tilem Sasih Kase (Balinese 2nd New Moon)
08. Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434 Hijriyah
09. Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434 Hijriyah
10. Hari Raya Saraswati (Balinese Celebration for knowledge)
14. Hari Raya Pagerwesi (Balinese Thanksgiving)
17. Hari Kemerdekaan RI ke 68 tahun (Indonesian Independence Day 68th)
21. Purnama Sasih Karo (Balinese 2nd Full Moon)
24. Tumpek Landep (Balinese Celebration for metal)

Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1434 Hijriyah
Idul Fitri, Hari Raya Puasa, Eid, Lebaran. A multitude of names but the premise is same – the irresistible urge to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Throughout Southeast Asia, be it the scattered tropical islands of Indonesia or the ordered metropolis of Singapore, you can almost feel the collective sense of relief among 250 million Muslims. After a long hot month of abstinence (no eating, drinking, smoking or ‘carnal’ activities) from dawn to dusk, it is time to let the hair down.


As the world’s largest Muslim nation, Indonesia literally grinds to a halt. The pre-Idul Fitri traffic jams are legendary; this is a mass exodus on a biblical scale. They are packed in like sardines on economy buses, trains, cars and trucks along with millions of other homesick travelers. In among all the pandemonium you’ll see four or five people perched on a motorbike with a grueling 500 kilometer journey home ahead of them. Hindu Bali is the one place to escape all the mayhem where life generally carries on as normal. Interestingly, this is the one time when frantic Jakarta is actually quite bearable. A mind-boggling 8 million residents leave the city to return home for Idul Fitri.
In typical Indonesian fashion, many communities in Java and Sumatra get a little greedy, by celebrating not once but twice. ‘Lebaran Ketupat’ takes place one week later and is more of a communal event with fewer religious overtones. Whole villages get together to share food, dance and listen to cheesy Indo-pop music. It is a surprisingly lively affair with market stalls and mini funfair rides for young kids. The time honored game of Panjat Pinang (climbing up a slippery pole to grab prizes such as a new TV or video games) is played to the sound of much hilarity. On the island of Lombok it is known as ‘Lebaran Topat’ and intriguingly involves special ceremonies by both the Muslim and Hindu communities together with prayers and ritual bathing in the sea.

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Hari Raya Saraswati (Balinese Celebration for knowledge)
On the day of Saraswati usually early in the morning the students are busy preparing for school prayer ceremony at their respective schools, as it is usually the students continue to worship the other temples. And a favorite to worship is Jaganatha existing temple in the city centre. At school, temples, home, or in the office, all books, manuscripts, libraries and stationery in a place to put it on the ceremony. There are myths on the day of Saraswati is not allowed to write and read, do you know??…..


Indonesian Independence Day 68th
Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Negara RI (RI stands for Republik Indonesia), or Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated yearly on August 17th to mark the Proclamation (Declaration) of Indonesian Independence on Friday, August 17, 1945. Prior to the proclamation, Indonesia had been colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese for over 300 years. As such, the Independence day is also called as Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia or just Hari Proklamasi.
The upcoming Saturday, 17 August 2013, Indonesia will celebrate the 68th Independence Day. The celebration is expected to last from about Saturday, 10 August 2013 to Saturday, 31 August 2013. Indonesian Independence Day 2013 is often called fondly as tujuhbelasan, roughly meaning festival of the seventeenth, just like how American called their Independence Day as 4th of July. As a maritime / archipelago country, Indonesia often do not have a consistent island count, and thus in school it is usually taught that the country has 17845 islands, which is the number taken from the independence date (17th day of 8th month in the year 1945).


Independence day is a huge celebration in Indonesia. Most businesses and offices are closed on the Independence day, but preparations are started 2-3 months before that. Business and locals are chirping in for activities with donations. Streets and building around the country are decorated with the ornaments such as Indonesian red-white flags and congratulatory banners.
This year, Ramadhan or Bulan Puasa 2013 falls in the month of August, but the Indonesian Independence Day 2013 falls on around 9 days after the end of Ramadhan 2013 (Eid al-Fitr 2013). Thus, the celebration of Indonesian Independence Day 2013 will be more festal than the last three years when Indonesian Independence Day occurred during Ramadhan fasting month.
Visitors can expect to observe lots of interesting activities days around the festival. In almost every villages, town and cities, you can watch sports competitions and free concerts. On the day itself, the main attractions are the town parades, with marching bands, decorated cars and bikes, barongs, and kuda lumpings.

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For the locals, one of the most anticipated activity is the panjat pinang game. People groups into a team of 3-6 persons each, to attempt a climb of slippery poles for gifts and prizes on top of the pole. It’s really quite fun to watch.
04. Tilem Sasih Karo (Balinese 2nd New Moon)
19. Purnama Sasih Katiga (Balinese 3rd Full Moon)
28. Tumpek Wariga / Pengatang (Balinese Celebration for trees)

Tumpek Wariga (Balinese Celebration for Trees)
It comes once in every six months or every 210 days, suggesting the Balinese to worship God Sangkara the God of Vegetation. It’s a right time to beg the God to give His grace so the vegetation can provide a lot of crops.


Tumpek Wariga is a ritual ceremony dedicated to the vegetations. It’s also known as Tumpek Pengarah or Tumpek Uduh or Tumpek Bubuh. It’s called as Tumpek Pengarah since it’s a day to give instruction or suggestion for the vegetation to provide a lot of food (fruits, leaves, etc).
It enables the Balinese to make any preparation to held Galungan Day that will come in a few weeks ahead. Pengarah means instruction.